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Juvenile breast hypertrophy in a year-old girl was treated by bilateral reduction mammoplasty (amputation type) with free transplantation of the areolae and. Many authors cite rapid breast enlargement shortly after the beginning of puberty requiring reduction of more than g as juvenile gigantomastia. Juvenile gigantomastia is a benign disorder of the breast in which one or both of the breasts underg.

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Gestational gigantomastia is estimated to in 1 out of every 28, topregnancies. In addition, extremely large breasts can result in psychological, emotional, and social problems.

They also commonly require the patient to try alternative treatments like physical therapy for a year or more.

The recovery from mastectomy is different for everyone. Stone’s Plastic Surgery Facts and Figures 3rd ed. Check this box if you wish to receive a copy of your message.

D ICD – Retrieved 22 March Gigantomastia can be divided into several subtypes. So chances are, you may benefit at some point in your life from talking…. The authors present a series of four cases of juvenile gigantomastia, advances in endocrine management, and the results of surgical therapy. In severe cases of VBH, hypertrophy of the clitoris occurs. Treatment of hyperprolactinemia-associated macromastia with D 2 receptor agonists such as bromocriptine and cabergoline has been found to be effective in some, but not all cases.


Breast hypertrophy gigantomaatia classified in one of five ways: This is because there is high chance of reoccurrence. Topical treatment includes regimens of ice to cool the breasts. If you’re pregnant, you might have to wait until after finishing breastfeeding to have a breast reduction surgery.

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Breast hypertrophy – Wikipedia

Heavy breasts may cause headachesneck pain, upper and lower back painand numbness or tingling in the fingers. Benign mammary dysplasia Duct ectasia of breast Chronic cystic mastitis Mammoplasia Gynecomastia Adipomastia lipomastia, pseudogynecomastia Breast hypertrophy Breast atrophy Micromastia Amastia Anisomastia Breast engorgement.

Read also provides personalized recommendations to keep you up to date in your field. The condition is often divided based on the severity into two types, macromastia and gigantomastia. Pregnancy-induced gigantomastia might go away on its own after giving birth.

After her third childbirth, they grew juvenie cup sizes, gkgantomastia after her fourth child was born, they grew nine cup sizes.

One of the most severe cases of macromastia was reported from Ilorin in Nigeria. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. The authors’ experience has been that juvenile gigantomastia in young patients is prone to recurrence, and is in agreement with previous studies that subcutaneous mastectomy provides definitive treatment. She underwent a bilateral reduction mammoplasty.

Cent II Obs The condition is usually treated on a case-by-case basis. A mastectomy involves removing all of the breast tissue.

Juvenile gigantomastia in a 12-year-old girl: a case report

Case report—my experience with two cases in last 5 years”. Genetics and an increased sensitivity to female gigantomashia, like prolactin or estrogen, are thought to play a role.


There is no universally accepted definition for the amount of growth. She was treated by a missionary physician. A more severe case of virginal breast hypertrophy of an year-old girl was reported in Retrieved 21 March Your doctor will take a medical and family history and perform a physical examination. Extremely large breasts are a source of considerable attention.

If successful, the use of tamoxifen would eliminate the potential complications of breast prostheses. Blood chemistry and endocrine investigation was normal. Mastitis Nonpuerperal mastitis Subareolar abscess Granulomatous mastitis. During a breast reduction surgery, a plastic surgeon will reduce the amount of breast tissue, remove excess skin, and reposition the nipple and the dark skin around it.

About one year postpartum, her breasts rapidly atrophied to AA cup size. Inthe Japanese journal Surgery Today reported on juvwnile case of a year-old girl. Read this article multiple options. The effect can produce a minor size variation to an extremely large breast asymmetry. Management of Breast Diseases. If not treated, gigantomastia can lead to problems with posture and back problems, which can be physically disabling.

The patient died four months after the onset of enlargement.